The New York Coalition for Healthy School Food (NYCHSF) is a non-profit organization that introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community.
We began in 2004 by writing and getting passed unanimously a New York State Legislative Resolution – Assembly or Senate – which asked schools to offer plant-based entrees as a healthy option, provide nutrition education that includes information on multi-cultural and plant-based eating patterns, promote farm to school programs, and more. In relation to this resolution, we received letters of endorsement from a number of organizations, celebrities, medical professionals, and religious organizations.
Our business objective is succintly expressed in our acronym:
CHSF – Changing how schools feed
NYCHSF achieves its goals by using the following methods:
- Conducting Pilot Programmes
- Creating Educational resources
- Holding Conferences and Workshops
- Through our Healthy School Food Hotline
- Working for improved legislation